Joe Biden in Arvada: Mitt Romney's a liar, doesn't believe in average Americans
Biden also painted Romney and the Republican Party as ultra-conservative and the totally wrong choice for women, even if Romney and Ryan are trying to present themselves as more moderate in the final days of the race.
"They're now running from the basic building blocks of this new Republican Party," said Biden, adding of the GOP, "This is a different breed of cat, as my dad would say."
Photo by Brandon Marshall Slideshow: Joe Biden at Arvada West High School
Biden repeatedly stamped his now-recognizable "malarkey" term on some of the latest attack ads from the Romney camp, arguing that Romney and Ryan are trying to "scare the living devil out of people" with their dishonest, misleading, inaccurate advertising.
He later pivoted back to Romney's infamous comments on the 47 percent, caught on a hidden camera, as a way to emphasize that Obama is someone people can trust.
"The measure of your character is not what you do when people are looking. It's what you do when you think no one is looking," Biden said, later adding, "Presidential elections are first and foremost about character. Character is the single most important ingredient a president must possess, and it's clear who has it and who does not have it. My God, Obama -- he has character!"
Voters, Biden said, are asking themselves, "Who can we trust?"
The answer, he said, is clear.
"Why would they do this stuff? I really mean it, because they're not bad men. Why would they do this?" Biden said, speaking of Republican policies that he says are very hostile to the middle class and much of America. "It's because, I truly believe, if you look at all their policies, the fundamental dividing line between the president...and [Mitt Romney]...is I don't think they have confidence in average Americans. I really mean it. I think they really do believe, unless the enlightened, the wealthy, the powerful are absolutely able to have their hands on the wheel and direct everything, that we're in trouble.
"We are determined to level the playing field.... That's the history of the journey of this country.... It has never, ever, ever been a good bet to bet against the American people."
He shouted, over loud cheers, "Never, never, never, never!"
Supporter Joy Pisciotta, 57, said she wished every undecided voter or Romney supporter had watched Biden's speech.
"It was one of the best I've heard," she said. "He really put Romney and Ryan into perspective -- that they are telling lies. And he did it with class."
Pisciotta, who is retired and lives in Arvada, added, "With a rally like this, he really is preaching to the choir. But if the American public could hear what he was saying...I really think they'd change their minds."
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